Get growing for your local community

Arlene Forman with some of her supplies at the All Seasons Farm Shop which she is hoping to expand with a little help from the local community.
Arlene Forman with some of her supplies at the All Seasons Farm Shop which she is hoping to expand with a little help from the local community.

IF you’re planting out your potatoes or cultivating your chillies - then Arlene Forman at the All Seasons Farm Shop in the Glengate, Kirriemuir would like to hear from you.

Arlene opened her shop in last October and prides herself on supplying fresh, local produce.

However, she is now appealing to keen horticulturists or hobby gardeners to consider planting up that little bit extra with the view to selling them to her shop at the day’s wholesale price.

Arlene is keen to involve local schools to encourage children to get involved with growing their own vegetables - and already some local school-children are thinking of some extra “pocket-money” by trading with Arlene when their labour bears fruit!

Arlene said: “We are trying to promote local produce and at the moment it is difficult to get that. We are trying to have as much local produce as possible.

“ It doesn’t matter if someone has a field of stuff or an allotment, it makes no difference.

“ I want local people to buy from local people rather than surplus produce ending up on the compost heap.”

Anyone with surplus goods, from carrots to cucumbers or radishes to rhubarb, can contact Arlene at 14 Glengate, telephone 0759 167 5674. The wholesale price on the day will be given and all produce must be supplied with the grower’s name.